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Galya Bisengalieva

Galya is an award winning Kazakh/British violinist making her own work as a soloist, improviser and collaborator with artists and composers of varied genres.

She has performed solo shows throughout Europe, USA, India, Turkey, Brazil, and made her sell out debut in Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires, where Galya received the Revelación Award by the Music Critics Association of Argentina.

Galya has toured key solos for live productions of Phantom Thread, Under the Skin, The Piano and There Will Be Blood. Premiered Edmund Finnis' 'Shades Lengthen' on BBC Radio 3 and co-wrote ‘Galya Beat’ with electronic producer Actress and percussionist Sam Wilson which was released on Ninja Tune. She has collaborated with composers Pauline Oliveros, Steve Reich, Laurie Spiegel, Suzanne Ciani, Terry Riley as well as comissioning and performing new works by Hildur Guðnadóttir, Sarah Davachi, Shiva Feshareki, Claire M Singer, Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch, Mica Levi, Ipek Gorgun and CHAINES.

Galya’s violin solos and improvisations can be heard on Lynne Ramsay's 'You Were Never Really Here' (2017), Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre's drama 'The Mustang' (2019), Alma Har'el's Sundance Winner 'Honey Boy" (2019) and Hlynur Pálmason’s Cannes Film Festival Winner ‘A White, White Day’ (2019). She leads the London Contemporary Orchestra.